Why Nicole Imbriaco Volunteers


By Gordon Williams

When Nicole Imbriaco and her mother, Marci, leave their Sammamish, WA home for an evening out, they are more likely to drive to a house that is on fire than to a movie or a mall. Continue reading


UW student nurses teach emergency preparedness, boost their skills


By Dale Steinke

Edited by Nancy Waddell

Nine students from the University of Washington School of Nursing spent this fall in their community health nursing clinical rotation helping Snohomish County kids and adults be more prepared for emergencies.

In the process, they built up critical knowledge they’ll need once they become nurses. Continue reading

What Drives Red Cross Volunteers to Help those in Need

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By Gordon Williams

Whether it’s aiding the victims of some far-off disaster or providing vital services to clients closer to home, the Red Cross relies on volunteers.

But what makes someone volunteer — giving their time and often more to help people who are likely total strangers? Volunteering at the Red Cross could mean driving just a few miles to a local office. But it could also mean flying thousands of miles to work under harsh conditions in an area wracked by storm or flood or wildfire. Continue reading